THE Souths Logan Magpies Board of Directors have praised the efforts and achievements of Mitch Brennan in his first year as CEO. Brennan, initially employed to fulfil the role with Souths Logan Magpies Football Club, was handed the responsibility as Group Manager of the Souths Leagues Club and the foundation club of Southern Suburbs Rugby League Football Club at Davies Park.
THE NZRL Kiwi Selectors have announced the following players in the Kiwi train on squad.
In alphabetical order: Player Name - NRL / Super League Club
Louis Anderson - NZ Warriors
Vinnie Anderson - NZ Warriors
George Carmont - Newcastle Knights
Nathan Cayless - Parramatta Eels
Bronson Harrison - Wests Tigers
Dene Halatau - Wests Tigers
Wairangi Koopu - NZ Warriors
Thomas Leuluai - NZ Warriors
Francis Meli - NZ Warriors
Iafeta Paleaaesina - NZ Warriors
Clinton Toopi - NZ Warriors
Nigel Vagana - Cronulla Sharks
Brent Webb - NZ Warriors
Ruben Wiki - Canberra Raiders
New names will be added to the train on squad as NRL and Super League teams are eliminated from play offs.
The final squad for the North Harbour Test will be confirmed by the 10 October 2004.
With the Super League Grand Final to be the morning of Sunday 17 October 2004, the final Tri-nations squad will be confirmed following selectors discussions later that morning.
The New Zealand 'A' train on squad that will go on to play the Australian Jim Beam Cup rep team as the curtain raiser to the Kiwis vs Australia test at North Harbour Stadium on 16 October 2004, will be announced at the conclusion of the Bartercard Cup Grand Final (Sunday 19 September 2004).
JOHNATHAN Thurston has been added to the Mitsubishi Electric Bulldogs team for this Sunday's eliminatio semi-final against the Melbourne Storm at Aussie Stadium. Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes has retained the 17 player's that played in last weekend's loss to the Cowboys, adding Thurston to cover for Braith Anasta who is battling a sternum injury.
AUSTRALIAN selectors added four St George Illawarra players to the Kangaroos train-on squad on Monday - but overlooked incumbent test prop Luke Bailey and NSW centre Mark Gasnier.
MT Albert Lions join Marist Richmond Brothers in the Bartercard Cup Grand Final for 2004.
THE NZRL New Zealand 16's Selectors have announced the following squad to face the Parramatta U17 Development team and the Penrith U16 team in September.
MELBOURNE Storm has today appointed one of the country?s leading sports administrators as its new chief executive in St Kilda Football Club chief executive, Brian Waldron.
BRISBANE Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has named an unchanged top 17 for Saturday's Semi-final match against the Cowboys.
MELBOURNE Storm coach Craig Bellamy has called on former Brisbane Broncos halfback Allan Langer in a bid to lighten the mood ahead of Sunday?s second semi-final against the Bulldogs.
THE North Queensland league team has been well and truly caught up in the NRL playoff excitement.
LOCATED just 5 minutes from Aussie Stadium and 10 minutes from Central Station (ready for your trip to Telstra Stadium) is the Coogee Bay Boutique Hotel and they are offering all League Unlimited users a fantastic Finals Series Accommodation Package.
IT'S been a long time coming but for the people of North Queensland, it's time to stand and cheer your team. They have done you proud and have exceeded everybody's expectations, dare I say it, even their own. On Saturday night, 25,000 screaming fans will pack into Dairy Farmers Stadium to witness history in the making as the Cowboys look to advance to the grand final qualifier the following week.
TOWNSVILLE is bracing for a rugby league party after the NRL overcame a beer rights brawl to confirm the city would host Saturday night's all-Queensland semifinal.
IT has been confirmed that Saturday's semi-final between the Broncos and the Cowboys will be played in Townsville. The Telstra Premiership's first ever North Queensland based semi final, featuring the Cowboys and the Broncos, will kick off at 7.45pm.
CEO of the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys Denis thanked Castlemaine Perkins for relaxing the club sponsorship to allow the fixture to proceed.